Japanese satellite captures 24 hours of Earth in this 12-second video jewel

Take a moment out of your afternoon and soak in the simple majesty of this time-lapse video of our planet Earth as compiled by the Japanese satellite, Himawari-8.  Condensed down into a mesmerizing 12-second loop, the moving sequence captured on Aug. 3, 2015, is entitled Glittering Blue and depicts the planet drifting through its 24-hour cycle in stunning detail and clarity.  Japan's Himawari-8 is in stationary orbit over New Guinea, where its lofty position allows it to record some incredible photos of the western Pacific, Australia and parts of Asia, Antarctica and Alaska.  Have a look and tell us if its soothing influence had a lasting affect on your attitude.


(Via Gizmodo)

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